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Building Technology Heritage Library

Association for Preservation Technology, Int.

The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides. Trade catalogs are an important primary source to document past design and construction practices. These materials can aid in the preservation and conservation of older structures as well as other research goals.



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Building Technology Heritage Library
Oct 17, 2021 Superior Fireplace Co.
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7 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: fireplaces -- catalogs, Division 04, Division 10, fireplaces, masonry fireplaces, fireplace...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Oct 11, 2021 J. W. Lindstrom
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96 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, two-story homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
Sep 11, 2021 William A. Radford
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82 p., ill., plans, 28 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, commercial architecture, storefronts, commercial...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Aug 17, 2021 Gebr. Bohler & Co.
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15 p. : ill., plans ; 30 cm., trade catalog
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Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, designs and plans, prefabricated, kit houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
Aug 9, 2021 Lussky, White & Cooliage, Inc.
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142 p. ; ill. ; 29 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: upholstery -- catalogs, Division 12, curtains and drapes, draperies, upholstered seating, interior...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Aug 6, 2021 Richard B. Pollman
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128 p., ill, plans, 31 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, ranch houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jul 14, 2021 Herendeen Manufacturing Co.
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64 p. ; 19 cm., trade catalog
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Topics: heating -- catalogs, boilers -- catalogs, Division 23
Building Technology Heritage Library
May 2, 2021 W. Bingham Company
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1218 p., ill, 33 cm. trade catalog
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Topics: hardware -- catalogs, building materials -- catalogs
Building Technology Heritage Library
Apr 14, 2021 Wilson-Meyer Investment Co.
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60 p. ; ill., plans ; 27 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
100 p. : 21 x 28 cm
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Topics: Sears, Roebuck and Company -- Catalogs, Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- Designs and...
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
Mar 28, 2021 Pressed Prism Plate Glass Company
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42 p. : 18 cm
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Topics: Pressed Prism Plate Glass Co. -- Catalogs, Glass, Ornamental -- Catalogs, Windows -- Catalogs
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
Mar 27, 2021 James H. Rice Co
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210 p. : 26 cm
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Topics: James H. Rice Co. -- Catalogs, Glass, Ornamental -- Catalogs, Plate glass -- Catalogs, Glass --...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Feb 23, 2021 Montgomery Ward and Co.
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80 p. ; ill., plans ; 25 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, kit homes
15 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalogs
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Topics: paint -- catalogs, Division 09, finishes
Building Technology Heritage Library
Feb 2, 2021 Baxendale & Company
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408 p. , trade catalog
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Topic: Plumbing -- Equipment and supplies -- Catalogs. Plumbing fixtures -- Catalogs. Plumbing fixtures.
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
Nov 29, 2020 John Stortz & Son, Inc., author
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56 pages : 23 cm
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Topics: John Stortz & Son, Inc. -- Catalogs, Tools -- Catalogs, Tools
Building Technology Heritage Library
Nov 28, 2020 Gamble Stores
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1 v., samples,  16 x 12 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: wallpaper -- catalogs, Division 09
30 pages : 20 cm
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Topics: H.B. Graves Home Furnishing House -- Catalogs, Draperies -- Catalogs, Windows in interior...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Nov 11, 2020 Orelup and Pearson Co.
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30 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalogs
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Topics: wood -- catalogs, Division 06, mantels, grates, tiles
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
Nov 11, 2020 Hudson River Slate Co.
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P. [2] consists of 2 mounted ill. (6 x 6 cm.)
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Topics: Mantels, Slate
Building Technology Heritage Library
Nov 4, 2020 Beck, Fr, & Co.
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252 p, ill, 18 x 29 cm
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Topics: Wall Hanging, Wall covering, Ceiling Panels
Building Technology Heritage Library
Oct 13, 2020 Illinois Brick Company
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16 p., ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: brick -- catalogs, Division 04, brick masonry
Building Technology Heritage Library
Aug 1, 2020 Albert Pick & Company and L. Barth & Company, Inc.
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153 p; ill.; 27 cm; trade catalog;
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Topics: Furniture - - catalogs, Division 12, restaurants
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jul 12, 2020 Reinhold Pub. Corp.
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71 p., ill., 32 cm., trade catalog
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Topics: lighting, light fixtures -- catalogs, Division 26
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jul 11, 2020 Welsbach Company of New England
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P. 601-644 : ill. ; 19 x 24 cm. trade catalog.
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Topics: gas lighting -- catalogs, Division 10, Division 26, lighting, interior lighting fixtures, lamps and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jun 19, 2020 Knoll Associates Inc.
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4 p; ill.; 27 cm; trade catalog;
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Topics: Furniture - - catalogs, Division 12, residential and institutional
Building Technology Heritage Library
May 25, 2020 The Ritchie Cut Stone Company, Limited
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B&W photos, CCA 7377, 48 p, 1930, trade catalog
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Topic: Division 04, Masonry, Stonework
Building Technology Heritage Library
May 18, 2020 Kokomo Fence Machine Company
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51 p., ill., 23 x 15 cm., trade catalog
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Topics: fences -- catalogs, wire fences -- catalogs, ornamental metal fences -- catalogs, Division 32,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Apr 29, 2020 General Electric Co.
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87 p. ; ill. ; 27 cm. ; trade catalog
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Division 10, Division 11, Division 23, Division 26, cooking stoves, agricultural equipment, stock...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Apr 22, 2020 Hollis Christensen, ed.
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[72} p., ill., 28 cm, trade catalog, v. 1. no. 1
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Topics: furniture - catalogs, Division 12
Building Technology Heritage Library
Mar 23, 2020 Hires Turner Glass Company
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170 p., ill., 25 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: glass -- catalogs, Division 08, Division 10, Division 12, windows, all glass storefronts,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Mar 19, 2020 Niles Center Bond and Mortgage Co.
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[4] p. ; ill., plans ; 20 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
Mar 6, 2020 The Bungalowcraft Co.
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36 p. ; ill., plans ; 31 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: House Plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, duplex apartments,...
32 p. : ill. ; 26 cm., trade catalog
( 1 reviews )
Topics: placques, Division 10, monuments, memorials, religious art, tombstones
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jan 17, 2020 E. F. Hodgson
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80 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 22 x 28 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, Division 08, windows, doors, domestic architecture, designs and plans,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jan 1, 2020 International Mill & Timber Co.
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48 p., ill., plans, 25 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, kit houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
Dec 28, 2019 Stencil Specialty Co.
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64 p., ill., 22 x 28 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: stencils -- catalogs, Division 09, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
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966 p, ill, 19 x 12.5 cm
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Topics: Building estimate, Price book, Building works, Quantities
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
Nov 4, 2019 Innes & Co.
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Cover title: Mantels, fire places
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Topics: Mantels, Fireplaces
Building Technology Heritage Library
Oct 23, 2019 Wood and Hogan, Inc.
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64 p., ill., 30 cm., trade catalog
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Topics: furniture -- catalogs, reproductions -- catalogs, Division 12, residential furniture, upholstered...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Oct 20, 2019 Statler Gilfillen
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xi., 487 p., 28 cm. 
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Topics: terra cotta, architectural terra cotta, architectural decoration, architectural decoration and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Oct 10, 2019 J Durno
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32 p, ill, 20 x 13 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: Stove, Chimneys, Heating, Smoke prevention
Building Technology Heritage Library
Oct 8, 2019 Arrow-Hart & Hegeman Electric Co., Hart & Hegeman Division
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108 p. ; ill. ; 26 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: electrical -- catalogs, Division 26, wiring connections, wiring devices, lighting control devices,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Sep 5, 2019 T. Eaton Company
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Trade catalog, Text, CCA ID:86-B1441, 1945, 2 p
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Topics: Division 09, Finishes, Wall Finishes, Wallpaper
Building Technology Heritage Library
Aug 28, 2019 Brown-Blodgett Co.
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24 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, small homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
Aug 11, 2019 Home Planners, Inc.,
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48 p., ill., 28 cm, trade catalotg
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Topics: domestic architecture, residential plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
Aug 4, 2019 Bawden Bros. Inc.
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8 p. ; ill., plans ; 33 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jul 22, 2019 Cadillac Electric Supply Co.
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451 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: electrical equipment and supplies -- catalogs, Division 23, Division 26, fans, operation and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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v. : ill., plans ; 20 x 27 cm., tradec catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, prefabricated, kit...
233 p, ill, 31 x 26 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: ceramics -- catalogs, terra cotta -- catalogs, tile -- catalogs, Division 04, architectural...
Building Technology Heritage Library
May 23, 2019 Peter Nicholson
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784 p, ill, 28 x 22 cm
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Topics: Construction, Carpentary, Joinery, Masonry
Building Technology Heritage Library
May 21, 2019 Eagle Foundary Co.,
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[31] plates, illus., 28 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: Residential kitchen appliances, Division 11, Heating stoves, Division 10
Building Technology Heritage Library
Apr 27, 2019 Boise Payette Lumber Company
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[22] p., illus., 28 cm
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
Feb 25, 2019 Curtis Lumber & Millwork Co.
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63 p. ; ill., plans ; 27 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jan 31, 2019 Federal Seaboard Terra Cotta Corporation
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10 p/. ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: terra cotta -- catalogs, Division 04, terra cotta masonry
Cover title: Illustrated and descriptive catalogue of steel and iron roofing
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Topic: Roofing, Iron and steel
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
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Cover title
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Topics: Architectural metal-work, tin ceilings, Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Building Technology Heritage Library
Dec 19, 2018 Webber Lumber Co.
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73 p., ill., 22 x 28 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: millwork -- catalogs, Division 06, lumber, wood, ornamental woodwork, wood windows, wood doors
102 leaves : all ill., plans ; 25 cm. trade catalog.
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Topics: heavy timber construction -- Catalogs, wood framing-- Catalogs, domestic architecture -- catalogs,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Dec 19, 2018 Chas. A. Strelinger Co.
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[6], 299, viii p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm. + price list ([12] p. ; 28 cm.), trade catalog
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Topics: Window and Door Hardware, Furniture Handles, Stable Fittings, Speaking Tubes, Division 08 - Hardware
Building Technology Heritage Library
Nov 30, 2018 Smooth-On Manufacturing Company
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144 p., ill., 15 cm., trade catalog
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Topics: cementitious coatings -- catalogs, Division 09
Building Technology Heritage Library
Oct 5, 2018 Gordon-Van Tine Co.
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68 pg., ill., 28 cm. trade catalog
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Topics: Building materials -- Catalogs, Doors -- Catalogs
Building Technology Heritage Library
Oct 1, 2018 American Sheet & Tin Plate Company
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19 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
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Topics: roofing, Division 07, metal roofing, sheet metal, Division 05
Building Technology Heritage Library
Aug 8, 2018 Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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32 p. : ill., plans ; 20 x 27 cm., trade catalog
( 1 reviews )
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, designs and plans, prefabricated, kit houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
Aug 1, 2018 Lewis Manufacturing Company
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52 p., illus., 25 cm, trade catalog
( 1 reviews )
Topics: house plans, prefabricated houses, domestic architecture, designs and plans, kit homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jul 27, 2018 Brown-Blodgett, Inc.
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100 p., ill., plans, 30 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, ranch house
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jul 15, 2018 American Face Brick Association
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70 p., ill., plans, 26 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, brick houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
Jun 5, 2018 Commercial Sash & Door Co.
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142 p. ; ill. ; 29 cm. ; trade catalog
( 1 reviews )
Topics: millwork (woodwork) -- catalogs, Division 06, Division 08, Division 10, Division 12, exterior wood...
Building Technology Heritage Library
May 28, 2018 Garlinghouse Company
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80 pg., ill., plans, 27 cm., trade catalog
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Domestic architecture -- Designs and plans -- Catalogs, Dwellings -- Catalogs, Domestic...
Building Technology Heritage Library
May 20, 2018 Sears Roebuck & Co.
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16 p., ill., color samples, 28 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: paint -- catalogs, Division 09, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
May 14, 2018 Welsbach Company of New England.
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P. 601-639 : ill. ; 19 x 24 cm. Trade Catalog.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: gas lighting -- catalogs, Division 10, Division 26, lighting, interior lighting fixtures, lamps and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
May 1, 2018 Portland Cement Association
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:92-B2688, 1923, 14 p, 28 cm
( 1 reviews )
Topics: concrete flooring, Terrazzo floors, colored floor finishes, Division 03, Concrete, Cast In Place...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Apr 16, 2018 Yale & Towne Manufacturing Co.
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518 p., ill., 27 cm., trade catalogs
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Topics: hardware -- catalogs, Division 08, doors, locks, keys, deadbolts, bolts, casements, door holders,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Apr 15, 2018 H.L. Judd Co., Inc.
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342 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: window treatments -- catalogs, hardware -- catalogs, Division 05, Division 10, Division 12,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
Apr 9, 2018 United States Gypsum Co.
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31 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
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Topics: tile, Division 04, gypsum unit masonry, pyrobar gypsum tile